> I upgraded my server from FreeBSD 4.6.2 to version 4.8. After
> this, my passwd file was empty and my master.passwd was gone!
> I have a backup of these files and now I need to rebuild my
> users database. Is there a way to do this from my old files?
> I also need them for my SMB network.
Sounds like a mergemaster gone bad. If you have a backup as you say you do,
I think you just need to merge the two files together into the new file. I
say merge because going from 4.6.2 to 4.8, a couple system entries were
added to the password file. Easiest way would probably be to copy the new
lines from the new/blank password file to a copy of your backed up password
file via vipw, then mv your manually merged file into the normal system
location. Good luck.
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